Phoebe Waters

Associate , London

Phoebe is an asset tracing specialist. She joins Schillings from international asset recovery firm Burford Capital, where she specialised in complex transnational investigations – particularly around the enforcement of high-value awards against sovereign states. Phoebe’s role includes detangling complex asset ownership structures, assisting counsel to build international enforcement strategies, and tracing assets across multiple offshore jurisdictions. Phoebe is an expert in “following the money” to locate assets not only held by state-owned-entities, but those belonging to individuals and multinational corporations. She has: helped legal teams enforce arbitral awards against high-profile business owners by tracing their assets; profiled obtrusive defendants who have committed fraud; provided clarity to multiple clients on fund flows and determined beneficial ownership; and identified key witnesses through documentary evidence and local interviews.

Phoebe has also worked at Goldman Sachs in their Office of Global Security, responsible for identifying threats to the business. A Law graduate with a BA in Russian and an MA in International Security and Terrorism, Phoebe has held intelligence roles at private risk consultancies. In these roles she worked on investigations involving fraud and white-collar crime and provided intelligence on reputational risk. Phoebe is Membership Secretary of the Female Fraud Forum, an association based in London which supports the advancement of women working on diverse aspects of financial regulation and civil and criminal fraud.

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Phoebe Waters shares her thoughts on how to get into the legal sector in 2021…

Our new investigator and asset tracing expert, Phoebe Waters, shares her insights about finding a new role in a pandemic and how to nav...

11 February 2021

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